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This is a little 8-bit Theater tribute I put together back in mid-2004 when I was 13. Some daily 8-bit Theater readers may have seen the original version before. Naturally, there are a bunch of inside jokes that only 8-bit Theater readers will get, so I suggest you become one. If you run a slower computer, you may or may not want to watch this on low quality.

I had recently gotten Flash 5 and was straining to think of what to do for my first Flash movie when I saw a video clip of the Monty Python Camelot song reenacted with Lego's (I'm sure many of you have seen it before). Being an avid 8-bit Theater fan (and having recently seen and loved 8-bit D and D), I instantly got the idea for this movie. After all, both Holy Grail and Final Fantasy 1 are about a band of legendary medieval warriors out on a noble quest, and heck, sprites are just the Lego's of Flash movies, right?

This movie only covers one general scene, so it is relatively short, but it gave me the chance to focus more on quality. Since this uses the audio from the Lego scene, every frame is synchronized almost exactly to the Lego video (the one I was using). Also, I knew a lot less about Flash than I do now, so a lot of things that look like they're tweened are actually frame-by-frame (the drumming Thief scene took me almost a day). The lip synching is all frame-by-frame as well. I did not reuse mouth positions, but it probably would have been easier to do so if I knew how at the time. The whole animation took a little over two weeks.

I sent this to Brian Clevinger who said, and I quote, 'Great Flash animation. The Camelot scene is one of my favorites from Holy Grail and seeing it in sprite form makes it even better, especially the Garland scene.' He put it on his site, where many 8-bit fans may have seen it, but eventually the link was filed away in the archives and eventually went dead. After three years and getting a newer version of Flash, I decided that this movie wasn't getting any views just by sitting on my hard drive, so I finally got around to refinishing it. I updated the preloader (I tried to emulate part of TLF's original preloader), the menus, the sprites, the effects, and blurred some of the backgrounds (Brian's only suggestion), but most of the movie itself remains intact.

Now, without further ado, I give you the remastered 8-bit Camelot! Enjoy!

PS: Please recommend this for the Final Fantasy Collection if you get the chance, as this movie isn't very accessible at the moment.

Reviews


EndlessinsanityEndlessinsanity

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Monty Python for the win!

Very well thought out and uses the singing from the holy grail very well. Great job!


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ValronValron

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great, but could be better

I love the flash and you did awsome, but I didn't see very many 8-bit references, other than the cameos and the Garland scene, and I'm a huge 8-bit fan. that's why u only get a 9. i would be awsome if you put 8-bit references in the backround, like having the elf scout/messenger get attacked by that knight guy, having fighter play with swords at one point possibly, or have black mage getting hit by white mage.
This is my first post, it is long, and I am happy.


MatthewSher responds:

You know, I never thought of it like that. I was really trying to stay true to the Lego movie, so I never really considered adding those things, aside from the occasional gem. Also, the references would have to be pretty clever to be worth it, since most people choose to recycle the same old jokes that Brian himself has stopped using. I don't see this as anything important to change, but if I ever do update the movie again, I will definitely use this idea.


shabalabashabalaba

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nice dude this is preety good
have u watch monty python and the holy grail b4


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MatthewSher responds:

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. Of course I've seen the movie! Otherwise I wouldn't have much interest in making this. Although I have to admit, I post this movie more as an 8-bit Theater fan than a Monty Python one.


halo911halo911

Rated 4 / 5 stars

great

very funny and i love the ending on second thought lets not go to camelot


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7IsUnlucky7IsUnlucky

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Great

+{Pros}+
Good animation and pretty funny.
-{Cons}-
None...
={Suggestions}=
Hmm... no suggestion from me.
>{Overall}<
A funny and well made movie.
4/5


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